Description Ashoka's mission is to shape a citizen sector that is entrepreneurial, productive and globally integrated, and to develop the profession of social entrepreneurship around the world. Ashoka identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs—extraordinary individuals with unprecedented ideas for change in their communities—supporting them, their ideas and institutions through all phases of their careers. Ashoka Fellows benefit from being part of the global Fellowship for life. Ashoka's vision is that of a global society that is able to respond quickly and effectively to social challenges everywhere. Ashoka does not accept government funding; business entrepreneurs and their foundations, corporations, individuals and volunteer chapters finance Ashoka's work.

Related People Olivier Kayser, Vice-President for Europe
Valeria Budinich, Vice President, Full Economic Citizenship Initiative
Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO
David Aylward, Senior Advisor, Global Health and Technology
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Phone: (703) 527-8300
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Focus: Development, Environment, Ethics, Human Rights, United States, Global

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